Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2016
Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the 15 NFL games for Week 13 (Dec. 1, 4, 5) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted).
Dallas @ Minnesota (Thursday): Dallas leads the series 15-14 although the two teams are tied at 11 wins apiece in the regular season. The Vikings have won seven of the last nine in the series and have beaten the Cowboys in five straight games played in Minneapolis. They split the last two games; Dallas had a combined 48 points, the Vikings 47.
Kansas City @ Atlanta: The Chiefs hold a 5-3 advantage over the Falcons. Atlanta has won the last two in the series and three of the last four contests. The Falcons won the last two games at home versus Kansas City.
Detroit @ New Orleans: New Orleans leads the series 12-11-1; the regular season series is tied at 11-11-1. The Lions have won the last two games and the Saints have won four of the last six. The two teams split the last six games played in New Orleans. The Saints scored 30 or more points in four of their last six games against the Lions.
Los Angeles Rams @ New England: The Pats have a 7-5 lead over the Rams and have won four straight in the series. New England has outscored the Rams 128-62 in the last four contests. The Rams have, however, won three of the last four games played on New England’s home field.
Denver @ Jacksonville: The Jags hold a slight 6-5 advantage in this series and have won five of the last seven. Jacksonville is 3-1 at home versus the Broncos.
Houston @ Green Bay: The Packers have won two of the three games played against the Texans. The only game played in Green Bay in this series was won by the Texans, 24-21 in 2008. The Packers won the last meeting 42-24 in 2012.
Philadelphia @ Cincinnati: The Bengals lead the series 8-3-1. The Bengals have outscored the Eagles 85-36 in the last three games. The Bengals are 3-0-1 at home versus Philly. The series is 3-3-1 over the last seven games played between the two teams.
Miami @ Baltimore: The Ravens have a slight 7-6 advantage over Miami. The Ravens have won five of the last six and six of the last eight in the series. Baltimore is 2-1 at home against Miami. Two of the last three games in the series were decided by three points or less.
San Francisco @ Chicago: The 49ers lead the series 33-30-1, although regular season games are knotted up at 30-30-1. They have split the last six games. Four of the last six games were decided by eight points or less. The Bears are 4-1 in their last five home games against San Francisco.
Buffalo @ Oakland: Oakland leads the series by one game, 20-19. The Raiders have won five of the last seven and have won four straight at home against the Bills. Four of the last five contests were decided by a field goal or less.
New York Giants@ Pittsburgh: The Giants lead the series 44-29-3. The two teams split the last six games. The Giants are 5-1 in their last six games at home against the Steelers. Five of the last six games played were decided by a TD or less.
Washington @ Arizona: The Redskins hold a commanding 75-45-2 margin over the Cards. Arizona won the last game, 30-20 in 2013. Prior to that game, the Redskins had won eight straight games over the Cardinals. The teams have split the last six games played on the Cardinals’ home field.
Tampa Bay @ San Diego: The Chargers have won eight of the 10 games played in this series. The teams split the last four contests. The Chargers are 3-1 in their last four games at home versus the Bucs.
Carolina @ Seattle: Seattle leads the series 7-4. The Panthers won the last two games against the Seahawks; Seattle had won five straight over Carolina. The Seahawks are 4-1 at home versus the Panthers.
Indianapolis @ New York Jets (Monday): Indy leads the series 41-31. The Jets have won three straight over the Colts. The teams split the last six games played on the Jets home field. Four of the last five games in the series were decided by 13 or more points.
Byes this week: Cleveland and Tennessee